It wasn't until I became a Christian at age 22 that the grip of the lie, that was planted so long ago, slowly began to weaken. I realized that God knew me before I was even born (Psalms 139) and He had plans for me. By His Spirit, I began to see myself as His child; redeemed, complete, free, God's workmanship, loved, set aside, called and more. I would love to say I am completely free from the pull of wanting to pleased my loved ones at all cost. I sometimes fall back into that trap, but it doesn't take long to see "making everyone happy" is not my purpose. I can't complete others......I can't meet all their needs or longings. However, Christ can and I am called to point others to Him as long as I live.